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Pro-Palestinian hackers bring down Haaretz website

In a Twitter message, Anonymous Palestine claimed responsibility for the attack: 'haaretz.co.il Tango Down :)'
The websites of two Israeli hospitals were also brought down earlier Wednesday.

25.01.12


Pro-Palestinian hackers brought down Haaretz's Hebrew website on Wednesday, after several Israeli websites were targeted earlier in the day.

Haaretz Hebrew website was brought down in a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack, as a cyber war between pro-Israeli and pro-Palestinian hackers continued.




In a Twitter message, Anonymous Palestine claimed responsibility for the attack: "haaretz.co.il Tango Down :)".

The hackers promised to continue the attack on Israeli websites and in fact, several hours later, the website of Israel Hayom newspaper was also paralyzed, with the hackers tweeting a similar message, "israelhayom.co.il tango down!"

The attacks saturated the websites' servers with information such that it could not respond to legitimate internet traffic.

The websites of two Israeli hospitals were also brought down earlier Wednesday.

According to the Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, the Mossad identified multiple attempts to break into the hospital’s website, similar to previous cyber attacks on websites of important Israeli institutions.

As a result, Sheba’s website was paralyzed for several hours, saying that its security system is “attempting to identify the source of attack the problem in order to block threatening activity.”

The Sheba website, as well as that of Assouta Medical Center were able to be fully recovered, however, the extent of the damage caused to the patients’ personal files has yet to be seen.

Also on Wednesday, the website of the Israel Festival was brought down. Pro-Palestinian hackers wrote "Free Palestine" in several parts of the site, and featured an image of the Israeli and American flag burning.

The cyber war kicked off in early January, when a hacker calling himself "OxOmar" published online the credit card details of thousands of Israelis, after breaking into what he said were more than 80 Israeli servers.

He said he was then joined by a group calling itself Nightmare, and went on to paralyze several Israeli websites, including that of the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and Israel's El-Al International Airlines.

Pro-Israel hackers, for their part, published the log-in details of 20,000 Arab Facebook users, and said they had taken down websites in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.







http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/pro-palestinian-hackers-bring-down-haaretz-hebrew-website-1.409198






Photo: Anonymous hackers group logo


Added: Jan-25-2012 Occurred On: Jan-25-2012
By: aydeo
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Tags: Pro-Palestinian hackers, Haaretz website, Cyber war
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  • From all the Israeli sites they choose to target the most pro-Palestinian one.

    Just the same as some Anti-Israel over here prefer to target those from Israel with Leftish views...

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    • @aydeo kind of interesting timing if you put it together with your earlier post:

      NCC holds first cyber terror drill
      http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=cfc_1327492855&comments=1#comments

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    • @ivojasek

      i think all this "terror" stuff is government hype for more military spending and to keep their "sheeple" occupied beyond belief

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    • @OnlyLiarsBlock

      So it can't be that people are actually attacking Israel...?

      Just like the lame accusations that Rockets/terror attacks from Gaza were lunched by Israel itself in order to attack Gaza in return.

      Or the accusation that price tag operations against Palestinians are actually carry out by Palestinians themselves, not Settlers (you can hear Freejay say it allot)

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    • @aydeo

      listen i am sure there are ppl that attack israel, but i dont think its on the magnitude we are led to believe.

      as for the accusations about rockets/terror from gaza.....i am sure ppl in gaza fire rockets towards israel...but my thing is how often do those home made rockets actually hit something yet alone kill anyone...i know they have killed but it is a very few because they barely even hit houses. i know those wreak havoc and terror in the hearts of the israelis but how do u thin More..

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  • HHAHAHAHHA they took down the most self-hating anti-Israel jewish website, hahahaha idiots

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  • This is hilarious because the extreme radical leftist news outlet Haaretz, is pro Palestinian itself!!!
    Hahahahahahahahaha
    What a pack of morons!

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  • what haaretz is the most leftist paper in israel, why the hell would they hack this site out of all places. i think it as another group that did this.

    it was probably freejay, you can not rule him out. he has always been against haaretz from the beggining

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    • @kanns01
      I wish it was me.
      but no, this just proves that these Muslim Arabs that pretend to be Palestinians, hate Jews and attack anything Jewish.

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    • @kanns01

      lol

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    • @kanns01

      And to be serious now- It is just the same as Lefty persons/groups in Israel are also being attacked in the world by Anti-Israel groups (because such groups don't bother to make the difference), or like several Israelis which were traveling to the West Bank in order to help the Palestinians were executed by Hamas/Jihad during the 2000's intifada.

      Such kind of ugly policy against the left in Israel gave the right here huge ideological and political ammo.

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  • UMM WTF? WHY ARE THEY GETTING GAY ALL THE SUDDEN?

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  • really a DDoS attack..omg it's like hitting f5 a crap load of times :( Come on where are the real hackers The ones that break into the cia and change the most wanted files to clowns or something. Anyone can load a DDoS program.

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  • Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! Free Palestine!

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  • fuck israel and all what it stands for!!!

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